Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tag "Rabi’u Kwankwaso"

    2019 presidency: PDP calls on Saraki, Kwankwaso to ‘come back quickly’

2019 presidency: PDP calls on Saraki, Kwankwaso to ‘come back quickly’

Walid Jibrin, chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) board of trustees, has called on Senate President Bukola Saraki, Rabiu Kwankwaso, for Kano governor, to "quickly" return.Jibrin on Tuesday described the return of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as a "good omen to PDP"."We are also expecting the return of some of our former governors, National Assembly members and very renowned party [...]

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    Kwankwaso: The land Igbo own in the north is more than the whole south-east… they can’t go anywhere

Kwankwaso: The land Igbo own in the north is more than the whole south-east… they can’t go anywhere

Rabiu Kwankwaso, former Kano state governor, says the land owned by the Igbo in the north is more than the entire south-east region, and as such, they can't be forced out.Kwankwaso, chairman of the senate committee on national planning and economic affairs, was quoted as saying this in an interview with Daily Trust.He said the Igbo have more assets and [...]

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    Ganduje: How I missed being governor in 1999

Ganduje: How I missed being governor in 1999

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, on Tuesday said but for high level conspiracy, he would have been governor in 1999.Ganduje said the late Abubakar Rimi, first civilian governor of Kano, was behind him but some personalities in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), where he was at the time, frustrated him.He said the people later confessed and asked for forgiveness, [...]

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    Kwankwaso accuses Ganduje of plotting to float a new party

Kwankwaso accuses Ganduje of plotting to float a new party

Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state, has alleged that Abdullahi Ganduje, incumbent governor of Kano, is working with some politicians to float a new party ahead of the 2019 elections.Kwankwaso also alleged that Ganduje has been hobnobbing with  Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The lawmaker said Ganduje had never hidden his disdain for the leadership style [...]

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    Ganduje: I can’t have an associate like Kwankwaso for the rest of my life

Ganduje: I can’t have an associate like Kwankwaso for the rest of my life

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says he cannot have a political associate like Rabiu Kwankwaso, his predecessor, for the rest of his life.Ganduje succeeded Kwankwaso in 2015 after serving as his deputy for eight years.The unique thing about their working relationship is that Kwankwaso still chose him when he returned to power after eight years.But both men fell apart [...]

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    I won’t probe Kwankwaso, says Ganduje

I won’t probe Kwankwaso, says Ganduje

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says he will not probe the administration of Rabi’u Kwankwaso, his predecessor.Ganduje was Kwankwaso’s deputy for eight years, but both men fell out during the end of the last administration.Addressing journalists in Sokoto on Saturday, Ganduje said he was focused on completing the projects he inherited.“Though there are ongoing issues of probe in most [...]

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    Contractors get N8bn from Kano govt, describe Ganduje as best gov

Contractors get N8bn from Kano govt, describe Ganduje as best gov

The government of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has paid N8 billion to indigenous contractors.Auduwa Maitangaran, chairman of the Indigenous Contractors Association of Kano, disclosed this on Monday, saying the money is part of the outstanding liability being owed 500 of members of the association.Maitangaran commended Ganduje over the act, and said no governor in the country had made [...]

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    Police seal off Kwankwaso’s residence ‘billed’ to host mass wedding

Police seal off Kwankwaso’s residence ‘billed’ to host mass wedding

Policemen have sealed off the residence of Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state, over an alleged to use it to conduct a mass wedding.Magaji Majia, public relations officer of the Kano state police command, on Tuesday said the former governor did not obtain a permission for that purpose.“We have directed our men to seal the residence, following an intelligence [...]

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    Kwankwaso bails 170 prisoners in Kano

Kwankwaso bails 170 prisoners in Kano

Rabi’u Kwankwaso, senator representing Kano central, on Friday secured the release of 170 inmates from various prisons in Kano.Through Kwankwasiyya Development Foundation, his initiative, the lawmaker paid the fines imposed on the inmates.Maliki Kuliya, Kano commissioner of justice, commended the lawmaker, saying  the gesture was in the spirit of the month of Ramadan.He said the foundation had also secured release [...]

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    Kwankwaso, Ganduje ’embrace peace’ after meeting with Oyegun

Kwankwaso, Ganduje ’embrace peace’ after meeting with Oyegun

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state and his predecessor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, are said to have embraced peace, after the All Progressives Congress (APC) waded into the rift between them.Briefing reporters after a meeting on Friday, John Odigie-Oyegun, the APC national chairman,  said the party had so far made a "tremendous progress"."Gentlemen of the press, we have been holding a meeting, [...]

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    Ganduje inherits N105bn debt in Kano

Ganduje inherits N105bn debt in Kano

Rabi’u Kwankwaso, outgoing governor of Kano state, has left a debt of over N105 billion meant for the payment of 2,715 uncompleted projects in the state, according to a transition committee.Hafiz Abubakar, chairman of the transition committee and deputy governor-elect, disclosed this while presenting the committee’s report to Abdullahi Ganduje (picture), the incoming governor.He said out of the more than [...]

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    Flying Eagles captain rewarded with house gift

Flying Eagles captain rewarded with house gift

Flying Eagles captain, Musa Muhammed, is now a landlord at the Amana Estate in Kano.Muhammed and teammate Zaharadeen Bello received keys to the houses from Rabiu Kwankwaso, the governor of Kano state, who fulfilled the promise made to the duo when they won the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2013 with the Golden Eaglets.Muhammed, who captained the team to triumph [...]

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    APC leaders flood Sanusi’s coronation

APC leaders flood Sanusi’s coronation

Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), led other leading officials of the party to Kano for the coronation of Muhammadu Sanusi II, 14th emir of Kano, on Saturday.Aminu Tambuwal, speaker of the house of representatives; Bola Tinubu, national leader of APC and several governors of the party were also in attendance.Some governors of the Peoples Democratic [...]

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    Buhari in early lead over Atiku at APC primary

Buhari in early lead over Atiku at APC primary

Muhammadu Buhari, former military head of state, is likely to emerge flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 presidential election.As at the time of filing this report, Buhari was clearly ahead of four other aspirants participating in the presidential primary of the party, still going on at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.The other aspirants are Rabiu Kwankwaso, governor of [...]

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    Jonathan ‘a lover of Muslims’   

Jonathan ‘a lover of Muslims’  

Namadi Sambo, Nigeria’s vice-president, on Monday led a high-powered delegation to Kano state to commiserate with residents of the state over Friday’s tragic incident.Suspected Boko Haram insurgents had invaded the Ado Bayero central mosque in the state capital during Juma’at service, killing more than 102 people and injuring many others.Condemning the attack, Sambo dismissed the allegation that the federal government [...]

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    Kwankwaso picks form, says ‘it is not do or die’

Kwankwaso picks form, says ‘it is not do or die’

Rabiu Kwankwaso, governor of Kano state, has picked the N27.5 million nomination and expression-of-interest forms to contest for the 2015 presidential election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015 elections.Speaking in Abuja on Thursday, he promised to regard his co-aspirants as a family and strive to play by the rules, to ensure a rancour-free primary.“Mr chairman, [...]

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